Originally Posted by Swimhard4
Hi, I am so excited we finaly have the globetrotter here! Now the fun starts! But first, Where should I start? We replaced the axel and brakes along with tires! ( so we could transport safely! Little did we know that as soon as we got on the Hwy the porton of the underbelly fell partly Off leaving a cloud of rodant poop dust cloud behind!) So I intend to take everything out, redo the floors and was thinking of taking the interior walls down to replace the insulation. My question is what should I do first? Also how do you get the rivits out? I think I will need to redo all the electric and possible all plumbing. ANY Advice would be welcome!!
I would start with getting rid of the belly pan area. 1 it's the nastiest part I found, so just get it over with, 2 you can get a good look at if you need to replace some things, or more than you originally thought ( maybe plumbing and/or wiring).
Also get a good look at removing the rivets and not just clear cutting everything out, that way when putting in the new belly pan you will be able to line up to something.
Also, take ALOT of pictures, document, document document....
This way you don't forget how to go back.
I just cut everything out, and now I have to fab and scab back to the old area to make it fit. I'll get it, but a little more work.
I kinda just did the nasty first... Belly Pan, then interior, then insulation between outer and inner skins, and dumped everything.
Now that it's clear I have a blank slate to work with.
I'll been starting from the Top down after that. Working on all my leaks.
Once I get all my roof vents in, and leaks sealed I will then, and only then work on the floor. No reason working on the floor until I have all leaks repaired, otherwise it will ruin my new floor.
From there you just have to take every project in it's logical order....
Based on $, time, and tools available.